Dr Silvia Costa

Career Development Fellow

Email: sc808@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Telephone: 01223 746874

UKCRC Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR)
MRC Epidemiology Unit
University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine
Box 285 Institute of Metabolic Science
Cambridge Biomedical Campus
Cambridge, CB2 0QQ

Current work and interests
Silvia is working with Jean Adams and Sara Benjamin Neelon.

Background and experience
Silvia graduated with a first class BSc in Fitness and Health (Portugal) in 2007, during which she worked as a P.E. teacher in preschools, and became interested in physical activity and health in young children. Silvia then moved to the UK in 2008, where she earned an MRes (with distinction) in Human Biology at Loughborough University. She carried on at Loughborough to undertake a PhD, focusing on the objective measurement of physical activity and sedentary behaviour of 2-3 year olds, and the feasibility of introducing such measures into the Born in Bradford cohort study.

Silvia previously worked at CEDAR with Jenna Panter and David Ogilvie to validate the household travel diary and questionnaire to measure active travel to work in the Commuting and Health in Cambridge study, and estimating the energy expenditure of different modes of transport used in the commute to work.